Dorothy Allison

Dorothy Allison2020 Appalachian Heritage Writer in Residence

Schedule of Events

March 1 through August 1

AHWIR Dorothy Allison selects winners of WV Fiction Competition, writes reviews for winners and finalists which appear in the anthology, participates in webpage construction and an interview to be posted on the website and in the new anthology.

September 1-30

Photographic Art Exhibit, Curator Mike Mendez, Scarborough Library, view the Scarborough Art Exhibit here.

Friday, September 18

5:30 p.m.
Cavedweller Screening in Byrd CHE Auditorium, reserved seating limited to 15, masks required, email Jody to reserve seats, JBrumage@shepherd.edu (1hr.42minute film on Scarborough Library and Shepherdstown Library reserve & at Amazon Prime).
7:30 p.m.
Cavedweller Film Discussion, Shepherdstown Film Society, a story of redemption and forgiveness. Discussion leader Dr. Sylvia Bailey Shurbutt, Center for Appalachian Studies and Communities.

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Monday, September 21

7 p.m.
Byrd CHE, "Diversity and Class in Appalachia and the Fiction of Dorothy Allison," with WV Professor of the Year Dr. Heidi Hanrahan, reserved seating limited to 15, masks required, a humanities topic that furthers our understanding of the under-classed and "othered," live-streamed, at the Shepherd University YouTube Channel.

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Tuesday, September 22

7 p.m.
Byrd CHE, A Celebration of Appalachian Storytellers, Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Crystal Wilkinson Volume XII, with Crystal Wilkinson, Ron Davis, and Frank X Walker. The event will feature African American Spirituals arranged by Dr. Georgiann Tool, live-streamed, at the Shepherd University YouTube Channel.

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Wednesday, September 23

2-3:30 p.m
Dorothy Allison Reading from Cavedweller and Book Club Discussions (Martinsburg High School, Spring Mills High School, Martinsburg Public Library, Shepherdstown Library Nourishing Literacy Giving Circle, and Senior Moments Book Club.

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7 p.m.
Byrd CHE, The Writing Life, with Dorothy Allison, live-streamed at Shepherd University YouTube Channel.

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Thursday, September 24

3-4:30 p.m.
Byrd CHE, reserved seating limited to 15, Writers Master Class with Dorothy Allison.

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8 p.m.
Byrd CHE, reserved seating limited to 15, Scarborough Society Keynote with Dorothy Allison and AHWIR Awards Ceremony. Shepherd University YouTube Channel.

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Friday, September 25

9:30 a.m.
Morning Interview with Inside Appalachia (WV Public Radio).
7 p.m.
Stories from the Mountain Highlands, with Adam Booth, Byrd CHE, reserved seating for 15, live-streamed at Shepherd University YouTube Channel.

November-December 2020

Construction of Anthology of Appalchian Writers, Allison Vol. XIII. For More Information contact: Dr. Sylvia Bailey Shurbutt, Shepherd University Center for Appalachian Studies and Communities: 304.876.5207, 304.876.5220, 912.655.2380, sshurbut@shepherd.edu, http://www.shepherd.edu/ahwirweb/.